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Grateful Dead Live at Roosevelt Stadium on 1976-08-04


Topics Live concert


Sugaree, Minglewood Blues, Row Jimmy, Big River, Loser, Looks Like Rain, They Love Each Other, The Music Never Stopped, Scarlet Begonias Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower-> Dancin' In The Streets-> The Wheel-> Samson & Delilah, It Must Have Been The Roses, Not Fade Away-> Drums-> The Other One-> Ship of Fools, Sugar Magnolia, E: Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date August 4, 1976
Venue Roosevelt Stadium
Location Jersey City, NJ

Source Audience Recording: Shure
Lineage Source 1: MAC > D > CD, Shure mics, Sony TC-158; Source 2: unknown aud supplies end of Sugar Magnolia and Encore
Taped by Scott Jones
Transferred by


Notes

Source 1: MAC > D > CD *Recorded by Scott Jones, Shure micsSony TC-158
Source 2: unknown aud supplies end of Sugar Magnolia and Encore; via Jackey Shack; Seeded to etree by Matt Vernon

Reviews

Reviewer: NYLifer - - September 7, 2011
Subject: Video of entire first set at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR9PVXqpnGI
Video of entire first set at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR9PVXqpnGI
Reviewer: brian bellew - - January 29, 2011
Subject: GD in my backyard 8/76
I was living in Jersey City at the time. This was actually the last time I ever saw the GD and I bought a cassette of the show on the street in Manhattan in the 80's that I still have. Let me tell you-Jersey City NJ is a funny animal. There was a gang scene between one section of JC called Marion and another called the 'Heights.' Someone had gotten killed in a brawl and I remember that had t shirts printed up that said 'Brothers of the Heights' which featured the Dead skull and roses logo. So as was at a concert this same venue (Roosevelt Stadium always has a lot of shows) I believe it was a Beach Boys show,of all things,and this little greasy punk came walking into me,I'm prettty sure on purpose,obviously most likely on barbituates which were super popular at the time and says to me "HEY! YOU KNOW WHERE I'M FROM!??...MARION!' I was probably two feet taller but being a peacenik kept walking. If he'd run into me ten years later I woulda probably kicked his ass for thye hell of it then pulled out my Keith Richards knife. Still one of my favorite Dead shows (and I seen 'em in '71 at the Fillmore when Duane Allman came out to jam,so that's saying somethin'.)
Reviewer: purplepaste - - July 18, 2007
Subject: howling guy sucks
this has always been one of my most loved help/slip/franks. i used to carry a copy of this show with me wherever i went so i could pop it on whenever. the copy i had was a hand me down from my dad, which he had since the early 80's. 2 things that differ from the copy i had and this copy; help/slip/frank sounds totally slowed down, and the howling guy makes me want to hurt him. he yells over every groovy part that makes this jam a gem. so instead of hearing the rhythm, you hear him howl like the world revolves around him. top that with the jam being slowed down, and you got a real shame.
Reviewer: kenedy - - June 30, 2007
Subject: @laptaper
"Hope you stayed in Jersey, you belong there. Me, I'm glad I escaped it and the night dwellers like you."

Now did you really have to go there? Nevermind the fact that I'm extremely quiet at shows, or that I was born and raised in Jersey. Is that really the right way to regard an entire state? Doped up night dwellers? Who do you think you are?

Know something pal, I feel sorry for you. Quite frankly, you got your panties in a bunch over a tape recording of a rock show from 30 years ago. If I kicked your ass for talking about my state and my people like that, you'd still be as vapid and prejudice as your review implies, so there is no hope to either educate you, or put you in your place.

And you know something else? Jersey is all the more better for you having left it. Good riddance ya fargin icehole.
Reviewer: laptaper - - April 24, 2007
Subject: Uh, yeah...
... they don't call the stuff "dope" for no reason. It's funny and sad at the same time - you have to not take the tripper too seriously, but the pain of hearing someone who's essentially desperate and lonely doing his "hey! I'm having a good time! really! I mean it! Look at meeeeeeeee!" routine is disheartening. Scared me off a nice, live-sounding recording, thanks fer nuttin'. Hope you stayed in Jersey, you belong there. Me, I'm glad I escaped it and the night dwellers like you.
Reviewer: J. Jonah Jameson - - February 10, 2005
Subject: Freakout in Jersey City
Before the encore, Phil asks the audience, "How does it feel to be louder than we are?" This is no joke. I wonder if the band enjoyed playing in front of such insane crowds, or if they would have preferred slightly more well-behaved ones. Being onstage looking out at this thousand-headed monster must have been at least a little unnerving. This is a pretty good show, and what might have been an excellent AUD, but this is one of the few AUD's I've heard where I can honestly say the crowd is too much. What is a really spectral, haunting Help>Slip>Franklin's is basically ruined by a guy yelling incessantly nearby. I'm sure this was a fun one, maybe not though if people were acting stupid. Look on Jim Anderson's website for some great pics of this show. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the band just couldn't deal with playing here after this, they never played Jersey City again.
Reviewer: pnc - - October 29, 2004
Subject: ...let's boogie
While this was indeed a top notch performance, I felt I needed to temper the previous review of this download... This really is no better than an average quality audio recording. Listening to the tripper freaking out at the intro to a (admittedly very groovy) Help is just too much to bear...

That being said, it is worth the effort IMHO...
Reviewer: liquidlights - - October 29, 2004
Subject: paradise waits
Had a copy of this show on tape all during my touring days. Used to drive in this hearse with a really good sound system. We played the help/slip part on a halloween night in 88 ( I think) real blues-y slow and spooky...very cool
peace
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